Year 1 students from Penrith’s Brunswick Infant’s school visited Cumbrian food champions Cranstons this week. Mrs Taylor’s ‘Dobby’s Den’ class got hands-on with local produce, dressing in butcher's chain mail and making their own burgers before completing a tasting tour and quiz in the Food Hall.
David Law, Cranstons Production Unit Manager, welcomed the students and helped them make their own beef burgers. David said, 'We enjoyed hosting the class, who were really enthusiastic about the burger-making and asked some great questions.'
Following the burger-making, Jane Silburn, Cranstons Marketing Manager, took the students on a tasting tour of the Food Hall. They tried foods made locally, like Appleby Creamery cheese and Cumberland Sausage, and foods that have travelled from the other side of the world such as Kiwi fruits.
Jane said, 'The children were excited to try different foods and to talk to our staff. Everyone here really enjoyed the visit as they were so positive about learning.'
Mrs Taylor, the students’ teacher, said, 'It was wonderful for the students to learn about food in such a hands-on way. They loved making the burgers and interacting with Cranstons staff who helped them find answers to a little food quiz around the shop'.
Two more classes are due to visit the Food Hall in the next couple of weeks as part of Brunswick Infant’s current focus on learning about food.